CAIRO – 15 October 2021: Egypt’s Environment Minister Yasmin Fouad means of fostering cooperation and sharing experience in the field of environment as she met on Friday with Lebanese Environment Minister Nasser Yassin.
Fouad’s meeting with Yassin comes on the sidelines of the 32nd session for the Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment (CAMRE), chaired by Fouad.
During the meeting, Fouad stressed the importance of fruitful cooperation between Cairo and Beirut in the environmental affairs, including sharing expertise and training sessions.
For his side, Yassin praised Fouad’s efforts in the field of environment and expressed his country’s eagerness to further enhance cooperation between the two countries.
In September, Egypt has agreed to pipe natural gas to Lebanon through Jordan and Syria in a meeting involving the energy minister of the four countries in Amman.
The meeting addressed a US-backed plan to facilitate the exportation of Egyptian gas to Jordan so as to generate electricity and transmit it to Lebanon via Syria.
Following the meeting, Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum Tarek El Molla voiced hope that the country can soon export gas to Jordan to help supply Lebanon with electricity.
Molla said Egypt will allocate all capabilities to help end the Lebanese energy crisis and work to quickly send natural gas to Lebanon.
Egypt is working to quickly coordinate the arrival of its natural gas to Lebanon based on its keenness to contribute to supporting Lebanon and its stability, Molla said.
Molla affirmed Egypt’s keenness to fulfill cooperation in this field due to the great importance of Egyptian natural gas in supporting Lebanon and meeting the needs of the Lebanese people.
The minister affirmed that this cooperation stems from Egypt’s supportive role toward the Arab brothers in all issues and comes as per the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
A day after his resignation as Lebanon’s prime minister-designate in July, Saad Al-Hariri revealed his country’s plans to import Egyptian gas through Syria, saying he discussed the issue during his visit to Cairo.
Hariri said his country would save 50-60 percent of the cost if it uses the Egyptian gas in its stations.